Savvy

Shabby Chic

Sadly, With Gratitude has closed its doors. But Laissez Faire & Company—best known for Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® furniture makeovers—seized the opportunity to move into a second location in the sweet little Stoneleigh shopping center on York Road. Take in a photo of your grandmother’s hand-me-down armoire and owner Cathy …

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Athleisure

Savvy may not run, but she can get from yoga to brunch to a business meeting and back again in three hours flat. Thank goodness Vita in Belvedere Square gets her lifestyle (and personal style). A new concept store from the folks at Charm City Run, the boutique is certain …

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Savvy Shopper: July/August 2015

Eco Chic: Upcycler Extraordinaire Michelle Barnes dreads tossing anything into a landfill. So she opened ReUP Home in Mount Vernon. That cool 1950s Raleigh bike with the wire panniers on the back? It’s now a glass-topped table. You could pair it with the hippie-reminiscent swivel chair reupholstered in faded denim …

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Savvy Shopper May June

Man Up! Savvy just loves a well-dressed gent. Alas, they’re often few and far between, what with the modern penchant for T-shirts, shorts, flip-flops and a backward baseball cap. So Sav can be forgiven for feeling a little lightheaded when she walks into Citizen Frederick and immediately gets a strong, …

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savvy shopper april

Sofa So Good Nouveau Home and Interior Design has moved back to its old stomping grounds in Mount Vernon. You can still get everything from elegant to kitschy to trendsetting, but co-owners Steve Appel and Lee Whitehead also are offering personal decorating services. Appel describes the shop as “reclaimed meets …

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Savvy Shopper March

Psyched If you haven’t been to Sykesville lately, you’re missing Carroll County’s most happening spot. Main Street, charming as ever, is booming with new shops. Savvy lingered at home goods store Revive & Company with its rustic furniture, majestic European wall clocks and Sid Dickens memory blocks; tried on slim …

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savvy shopper january february

Home Sweet Home Though Savvy might admit to having some, ah, socialist impulses, she wouldn’t go so far as to open up her home to all and sundry. Michael Ryan Wright and Seth Barkman would. Their new five-story home goods shop in Fells Point is called MiY, which stands for …

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Savvy Shopper

Fab Formal Savvy remembers trying on formal gowns in a women’s store where she had little privacy, which didn’t bother her but did bother the bored men sitting at the bottom of the stairs. (Apparently, they were shocked by her appearance in a bustier.) Such silliness isn’t a problem at …

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